Leiothylax Warm.

Cusset, C. (1997) Podostemaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(2)

Description of the genus

Submerged freshwater herbs; basal part ribbon-like. Stems long, simple or branched. Leaves dichotomously branched, segments linear. Spathellas (spathaceous bracts) in clusters along the stems; flower inverted (reflexed) within the spathella. Pedicel long, bearing the flower erect. Tepals 2, minute. Fruit a capsule smooth, globose, dehiscing into 2 equal valves. Seeds numerous, small, red-brown, testa reticulate.

Worldwide: Three species, two of which occur in Cameroon, D.R. Congo and Angola and one in Central Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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drummondii C.Cusset [DD]CC

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Leiothylax
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Leiothylax
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Leiothylax
Wikipedia: Leiothylax
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Leiothylax
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Leiothylax

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Leiothylax.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2004, retrieved 25 September 2022

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